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cli-tarHow do I use the tar command line tool on Linux?

The tar command line tool on Linux is used to create, extract, and manipulate files that are archived in the tar format.

The basic syntax for the tar command is: tar [options] [archive] [files].

Here is an example of how to use the tar command to create an archive:

tar -cvf archive.tar file1 file2

This command will create an archive named archive.tar containing the files file1 and file2.

To extract files from an archive, use the -x option, like this:

tar -xvf archive.tar

This command will extract the contents of archive.tar into the current directory.

The tar command also has options to add files to an existing archive, list the contents of an archive, and more. For more information, see the man page for tar or the following links:

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